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Dragon Welding

by Dragon Welding

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Music-wise expect similar terrain being covered as Moonshake, The Telescopes and of course Wolfhounds - but it is paired with acoustic folky bits reminding of The Notwist. A very remarkable effort !


released March 15, 2019

Dragon Welding was largely written, recorded, mixed and edited on mobile devices whilst commuting between Essex, Hammersmith and Los Angeles. Final mastering was supervised by Ant Chapman (Collapsed Lung and Arndales).
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Dragon Welding London, UK

Dragon Welding is the first solo album by Wolfhounds guitarist, writer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Golding. He has been a part of Wolfhounds since 1984 and has written, played and sung on every Wolfhounds album. Dragon Welding features contributions from Alice Golding (The Othyrs and Wolfhounds backing vocals) and son James Golding. The album cover was conceived / painted by his wife, Helen. ... more

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Track Name: The Builders
The Builders

Misarchitects demonize cities and towns
The old and inspired are knocked to the ground
The Yen, Euro, Dollar inspire demand
The battle for history lost and disarmed
Daylight is exposed as good waste of night
We block and impose as enclosures need height
Why look at the sky when there's nothing to see?
No Heaven, no Hell, just this blank purgatory
Bad interpretations
Crystalized in minds
Memorized as theories
And we trust that theories are right
All rational thought is dismissed, pushed aside
The vision that stains blinkered eyes will decide
A moment of madness becomes a design
It ticks all the boxes, it's modern, it's fine
The magic of ruins is ruined, once gone
The gentrification, the dust and the wrong
The leather-bound book of historical smiles
Can never replace the smell of the miles

The builders decipher the numbers and signs
Dumb conduit devils just reading their lines
Back slaps for the boys, and more jobs for the world
They're blameless and shameless and nameless
Track Name: One Miserable Summer
One Miserable Summer

Light pokes the horizon as a child would
Asking questions until its hushed
Sensing the arrival of a stranger
With your eyes closed, expectation rush  
Open information into silence
Hurry nature inhibition crushed
Fragments of a moment pieced together
One Miserable Summer
Could evaporate the memory
Of beautiful days in the rain
Lost thoughts are an island
Frame the random into patterns to find symmetry
Ration a dimension as a reason, a suggestion of dignity
Feel anticipation of a question, an obsession with yesterday 
Smells will flag a memory of energy
Feeding the perception
That the present learned the lessons of history
Heads nod, and the eyes know, as the clouds burst

Dead space is so limiting
Track Name: These Are Dangerous Times
These Are Dangerous Times
The long untrodden path of abstinence is laid
The only evidence of moderation fades
The way is littered with abandoned good intent
Nobody noticed where it went
Face facts or persecution
These are dangerous times
Turn down a known solution
These are dangerous times
You can fold attitudes into the shape you desire
Holding back on wonder only fills the gaps with lies
Come misappropriation, sit with me tonight
Unburden expectations we demand the light
Distance fuels affection for an object of desire
Burn like paper morals on a fire 
Orchestrate your way inside unknotting string quartets
No standing ovation you deserve what you will get
Bury strangers with the past and everything they made
You won't abandon things again
Track Name: Join The Dots
Join The Dots

Truth is fuel for bores, doubt justly ignored
Close an open mind, join the dots in lines
Insincere desire, proof is not required
Common sense deplored, rise above the law
Fear of closure justifies
Intervention from a safe height
To observe. A quiet life.
The risk ignored until we're right
Hunt in shuffled packs, kill the cards we lack
Surf on ones and noughts, drown in shallow thoughts
Theory's stand alone
Find the known unknown
Peace was up for grabs, now we dust for dabs
Track Name: The Dumb
The Dumb

A Cut and paste denial
Hide evident opinions, old and tired

Within, still a spark
The day will come
When we, The Dumb
Will speak from the dark
An army in decline
Confused and lost battalions for hire
A destiny resigned
Fate will rub its hands and bide its time
Track Name: Bucket List No. 2
Bucket List

I want to be irrelevant
A blank face in an unknown sea
I want to be irrelevant
And live the possible dream
Just live the possible dream
While I'm composing my bucket list
I want to be indifferent
I want to go where time just flows
I want to be indifferent
And nobody cares what I know
And nobody cares what I know
While I’m revising my bucket list
I want to be invisible
Disappear inside my mind
I want to be invisible
And be so very, very hard to find
Be so very, very hard to find
Punching holes in my bucket list
Decisions crumbling
Chalk words on a blackboard
Lost words on a blackboard
Good intentions are tomorrow's ghosts

I’m crossing nothing off my bucket list
Still crossing nothing off my bucket list

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